Saturday, 27 July 2013

Earth (Akasha #4) by Terra Harmony

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Terra Harmony.
Earth (Akasha, #4)
Blurb (From Goodreads):

After an elemental apocalypse, the fate of Earth hangs in the balance.

The hunt for Micah in a world that has gone dim leads Kaitlyn straight to Shawn and One Less. While struggling to survive, she battles a side of her that is as dark as the rest of the planet. In the exciting conclusion to The Akasha Series, our heroine is no longer a part of The Seven or One Less. Now she is on Team Kaitlyn; who will join her?

Earth by Terra Harmony

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Earth (Akasha, #4)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Terra Harmony.)
This is the fourth book in the ‘Akasha’ series, and kicks off where book three ‘Fire’ left off. **Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for the previous three books in this series.**
It’s time for the final showdown. Shawn continues to lead ‘One Less’, Micha is missing, and Kaitlyn must leave her baby and go undercover.
Can Kaitlyn and The Seven thwart Shawn? And what sacrifices will have to be made before the day is saved?

This was an interesting end to this eco-fantasy series.

Our kick-ass heroine Kaitlyn is once again on the rampage, and she’s not afraid of creating waves. If there’s something needs doing, or someone needs to make a sacrifice, Kaitlyn is there doing it, even if it means leaving her baby behind.
Kaitlyn even went so far as to cut her hair, change her name, and get tattoos in this one! I thought that the tattoos might have been a bit drastic, but still, if you’re about to come face to face with the man who kidnapped you, raped you, wants to steal your daughter, and is trying to take over the world, maybe tattoos aren’t overkill.
Bee was once again a sweet kid, but I was a bit shocked that Kaitlyn thought it funny when she repeated a lot of the swear words that the adults were using! If my child kept saying ‘stupid basherd’ I would not be laughing. It was a bit unfortunate really that Bee had to go with them on their quest anyway, especially considering that she couldn’t control her powers, but there wasn’t really much of a choice in the matter, they couldn’t exactly put her in day-care.

There was a lot going on in this story. Kaitlyn and her crew had a lot of ground to cover, and a lot of things to do if they wanted to stop Shawn, but the pace of the story felt a little slow to me. I kept waiting for the fireworks to kick off, but just kept getting more and more sparklers instead. For me the pace needed to be faster to keep the tension and excitement in the story, so this did drag a bit for me.
There were also multiple plans going on at once, which I found a little difficult to keep track of. We had Shawn and his plans (which were multiple), Kaitlyn, Susan, Micha etc. who all seemed to have their own plans and things to do, as well as the plans of other people they met and The Seven. This was a lot of things happening all at once to try and keep track of, and I did get a bit confused at points.
Things all worked out okay in the end though, even if things didn’t end exactly how I had hoped, and there was a sort-of happy ending for Kaitlyn at the end of the day.
Overall; an interesting end to this eco-fantasy series.
6.75 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, kinda happy I didn't continue this series.